I am planning to buy a good Android smartphone with a superb camera. I am confused between the Sony Xperia Z and Samsung Galaxy S4. Which one should I buy?
SO, CAN A CAMERA phone kill a standalone camera? Well, it seems Samsung is getting closer to the answer. First it made a camera with 3G connectivity, now it has integrated an optical zoom to a phone, the Galaxy S4 Zoom.
Harish Rawat, on email Both the Sony Xperia Z and Samsung Galaxy S4 have got great cameras. Sony has an edge over the Galaxy S4 as it is a water resistant phone and is sturdy. Also, if you are serious about imaging, you can check the Samsung Galaxy S4 Zoom that comes with a 16MP camera and a 10X optical zoom. It is undoubtedly one of the best camera phones in the market today.
DESIGN: The Galaxy S4 Zoom has got a weird design for a smartphone. Yes, it is a slightly compact version of last year's Galaxy Camera, but we are not sure the concept works as a smartphone. The lens at the back makes it awkward to grip. Then there is the 208 grams weight that could tire your hands in under 10 minutes. You will also have to live with the constant stares from people.
BATTERY: The 2330mAh removable battery on the Zoom struggled to survive a day with a couple of hours of calling, data connectivity and a few clicks here and there. However, if used judiciously, it can last longer.
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